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Conference on Democracy Promotion
Panel: "The Authoritarian Temptation – And the Need To Push Back"

Josef Joffe and Robert Kagan spoke on a panel entitled “The Authoritarian Temptation – And the Need To Push Back,” as part of the recent conference on “Re-thinking Democracy Promotion Amid Rising Authoritarianism.” The conference was jointly sponsored by The American Interest, Freedom House, and Johns Hopkins-SAIS.

Josef Joffe’s pre-recorded remarks:

Rober Kagan’s talk, and the subsequent question-and-answer session:

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  • lukelea

    Of course there is a considerable amount of “liberal” authoritarianism too, especially in English speaking world. Think PC, environmentalism, or, indeed, something as simple as keeping protectionist tariffs and/or an immigration moratorium out of bounds of public discussion

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